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Where to See Outdoor Movies in New York City This Summer

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Summer means many things in New York City, but one of the coolest (and most likely to be freeeee) is outdoor movie screenings everywhere from Bryant Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk. As we've been busy storing the winter layers and starting to accustom ourselves to 90+-degree temperatures, Curbed intern David Stein compiled a map of where to see movies outside in the city this summer. Take a look below, and let us know if there's a screening series we've missed.


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1. Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

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E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018

As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. But we'll say good people-watching makes for good movie-watching.Next Movie: "Tootsie"

2. Hudson River Park: Riverflicks

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205 12th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Free popcorn and a riverside venue might make this the summer series to beat.Next Movie: "Silver Linings Playbook"

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

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334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Syfy likes to warm the crowd with a DJ set and short film before jumping into the feature presentation.Next Movie: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

4. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Pier 86
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-0072
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Enjoy adventure movies aboard the landing deck and be glad the Port Authority isn't trying to organize something similar on the tarmac at JFK.Next Movie: "National Treasure"

5. Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park

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Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Summer dating for the boring: get dinner and see an outdoor movie. Summer dating for awesome Curbed readers: check out the progress at Cornell's planned campus... and see an outdoor movie.Next Movie: "Hunger Games"

6. Habana Outpost

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757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-9500
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Habana Outpost's summer series has the market cornered when it comes to film classics, and we presume the classics look even classier with a frozen margarita in-hand.Next Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

7. Prospect Park Bandshell

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Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Amidst a summer-long line-up of amazing free concerts, the festival will screen "Dracula" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with live musical accompaniment. These sort of things typically aren't worth missing.Next Movie: "Dr"acula

8. McCarren Park: SummerScreen

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Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg's relatively short but high quality series is suprisingly less hipster than you'd expect. And it's the only place in town to watch Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.Next Movie: Can't Hardly Wait

9. Bronx Terminal Market

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610 Exterior St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 513-7725
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Been waiting all your life to watch "The Goonies" atop a Bronx parking garage? The wait is over. This is a short but sweet family-friendly film series. Next Movie: "Despicable Me"

10. Riverside Park Pier I

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W 70th st
New York, NY

This year's theme is: Song & Dance. Act accordingly.Next Movie: "Gold Diggers of 1933"

11. Socrates Sculpture Park

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3205 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106

Each night begins with Epcot-style cuisine discovery, dancers, and music. Eventually, a movie also starts.Next Movie: TBA

12. Lavender Lake

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383 Carroll St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 799-2154
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Gowanus now has its own regular film series thanks to a bar, Lavender Lake.Next Movie: TBA

13. Films on the Green

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East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009

For all you francophiles out there, la vie should indeed be belle if you can follow Films on the Green as they showcase old and new French films at parks throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Tompkins Square Park.Next Movie: "Mississippi Mermaid"

14. Rooftop Films

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232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 417-7362
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Tickets aren't free but if you're looking for variety in terms of venue and subject matter (along with live pre-movie music, cast/crew panels, and after-parties), look no further.Next Movie: Check out their website for all upcoming screenings.

15. Flicks on the Beach

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1001 Boardwalk West
Brooklyn, NY 11224

This Monday movie series on the Coney Island boardwalk begins with "Little Fugitive" on July 1. There are a few more recent films in the mix, too.

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1. Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

E 42nd St., New York, NY 10018

As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. But we'll say good people-watching makes for good movie-watching.Next Movie: "Tootsie"

E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018

2. Hudson River Park: Riverflicks

205 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Free popcorn and a riverside venue might make this the summer series to beat.Next Movie: "Silver Linings Playbook"

205 12th Ave
New York, NY 10001

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Syfy likes to warm the crowd with a DJ set and short film before jumping into the feature presentation.Next Movie: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, New York, NY 10036

Enjoy adventure movies aboard the landing deck and be glad the Port Authority isn't trying to organize something similar on the tarmac at JFK.Next Movie: "National Treasure"

Pier 86
New York, NY 10036

5. Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park

Roosevelt Island, New York, NY 10044

Summer dating for the boring: get dinner and see an outdoor movie. Summer dating for awesome Curbed readers: check out the progress at Cornell's planned campus... and see an outdoor movie.Next Movie: "Hunger Games"

Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

6. Habana Outpost

757 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Habana Outpost's summer series has the market cornered when it comes to film classics, and we presume the classics look even classier with a frozen margarita in-hand.Next Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

7. Prospect Park Bandshell

Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Amidst a summer-long line-up of amazing free concerts, the festival will screen "Dracula" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with live musical accompaniment. These sort of things typically aren't worth missing.Next Movie: "Dr"acula

Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

8. McCarren Park: SummerScreen

Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg's relatively short but high quality series is suprisingly less hipster than you'd expect. And it's the only place in town to watch Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.Next Movie: Can't Hardly Wait

Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Bronx Terminal Market

610 Exterior St, Bronx, NY 10451

Been waiting all your life to watch "The Goonies" atop a Bronx parking garage? The wait is over. This is a short but sweet family-friendly film series. Next Movie: "Despicable Me"

610 Exterior St
Bronx, NY 10451

10. Riverside Park Pier I

W 70th st, New York, NY

This year's theme is: Song & Dance. Act accordingly.Next Movie: "Gold Diggers of 1933"

W 70th st
New York, NY

11. Socrates Sculpture Park

3205 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106

Each night begins with Epcot-style cuisine discovery, dancers, and music. Eventually, a movie also starts.Next Movie: TBA

3205 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106

12. Lavender Lake

383 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Gowanus now has its own regular film series thanks to a bar, Lavender Lake.Next Movie: TBA

383 Carroll St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

13. Films on the Green

East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009

For all you francophiles out there, la vie should indeed be belle if you can follow Films on the Green as they showcase old and new French films at parks throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Tompkins Square Park.Next Movie: "Mississippi Mermaid"

East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009

14. Rooftop Films

232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tickets aren't free but if you're looking for variety in terms of venue and subject matter (along with live pre-movie music, cast/crew panels, and after-parties), look no further.Next Movie: Check out their website for all upcoming screenings.

232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

15. Flicks on the Beach

1001 Boardwalk West, Brooklyn, NY 11224

This Monday movie series on the Coney Island boardwalk begins with "Little Fugitive" on July 1. There are a few more recent films in the mix, too.

1001 Boardwalk West
Brooklyn, NY 11224